The Leader of Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has again restated his resolve to actualise Biafra as an independent nation, declaring that adopting Nigeria was adopting slavery, corruption, poverty, marginalisation, inequality and instability.
Uwazuruike expressed confidence that Biafra can never be wished away, saying that in every Igbo man, there is Biafra. He stated that the granting of Biafran independence from Nigeria is for the good of all the ethnic nationalities in the country.
“If I will not get Biafra, I wouldn’t have come out to start talking about it in the first place and the non-violence method which I understudied for years in India would be defeated.”
He stated this in a statement endorsed by the Biafra Director of Information, Mazi Chris Mocha. According to him, he had in November 1, 1999 internationalised the struggle, and recalled that had applied to the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Koffi Anan.
He said the people of Biafra, consisting of the five Igbo speaking states and with large populations in Rivers, Delta and Cross River States numbering about 40 million people.